What steps should I take after being hurt in a car accident in PA?

If you were injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you may want to consider your legal options. Read on and reach out to our skilled car accident attorneys today.

What should I do after getting injured in a car accident in PA?

If you were hurt in a car accident because of the negligence of another, it is important that both/all parties involved stay at the scene until law enforcement arrives. If you are injured, you should call 911 and request medical attention as soon as possible. If you are capable, you may also want to trade information with the other individuals involved in the accident. Furthermore, if you are able, you should take plenty of photos and videos of the accident, acquire witness contact information, and keep a copy of all medical documentation related to your injuries. Finally, you should consider reaching out to a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.

What are the most common types of injuries from car accidents?

Car accidents can result in a number of different potentially life-altering damages. These can include traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, broken bones/fractures, sprains, emotional trauma, lacerations, disfigurement, and more. If you were hurt in a car accident in Pennsylvania, it is in your best interest to pick up the phone and give an experienced personal injury attorney a call. At Friedman Schuman, our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that our clients obtain the compensation and justice they need to move forward.

What is a comparative fault in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is referred to as a “modified” comparative fault state. This implies that when someone is injured in an accident, they may only pursue compensation if they can demonstrate that the other party was at least 50% at fault. With that being said, the percentage of fault you’re burdened with will affect the amount of compensation you are awarded. If you were 40% at fault for an accident, you will only receive 60% of the settlement you would’ve received, if the other driver had been 100% at fault.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?

In both Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for most auto accident claims is two years. This provides wrongfully-injured parties two years from the date their accident happened to file their personal injury claim. In the event that an individual wait longer than two years, he or she will lose the opportunity to pursue legal action and obtain the compensation they need to heal.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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